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Here—in one single place—you can keep a pulse on the latest that’s happening to advance children’s health care. You’ll see how fundraising dollars are being spent and learn about some of our most recent strides.

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Cameron’s Story: A childhood cancer story of love, loss and hope

BC Children’s Hospital is home to experts who are leading the way in treating the most aggressive cancers—but even so, a devastating 20 per cent of children who are diagnosed with cancer will not survive. Cameron was one of the 20 per cent. Click to watch Cameron’s story and learn more about how experts at BC Children’s are working to change the ending for more kids in BC.

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Advances in the Time of COVID-19

As cases of the COVID-19 virus began to surface across BC earlier this year, it wasn’t long before the entire province went into lockdown. Here at BC Children’s, experts mobilized to ensure that the hospital was prepared to meet rapidly evolving needs—while protecting immunocompromised patients and continuing to deliver the highest level of care to kids and families. Compassionate supporters from all across BC rose up, responding quickly to help the hospital meet these new challenges. Here’s a look at several of them.

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How Eating Local Helped Change Lives

Determined as ever to continue supporting the hospital’s world-leading orthopedic team, the deeply committed 2020 For Children We Care gala committee helped launch a new initiative called the Mid Autumn Festival for Children.

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A Lifetime of Compassion

Inspired by her son’s health journey and her experience as a volunteer at BC Children’s Hospital, Betty Stevens has made an extraordinary contribution to support leading-edge care today, and for the future.

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Remembering Avery

The Avery Linton Legacy Foundation supports children’s charities across the country, including an assortment of specialized assistive technology for the new Sunny Hill Health Center at BC Children’s.

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Auxiliaries Support BC Children’s Hospital

A new Sibling Centre, designed to engage and comfort the siblings of patients in the hospital, is set to open at BC Children’s Hospital this winter (2020).

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Four Things to Know About your Will

Your Will is an essential document, but how can it help you prepare for your loved ones’ futures and make an impact in the lives of others? Joyce Lee, Q.C. shares her top tips.

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Youth Helping Youth

The Young Ambassador Program celebrates 10 years of fundraising for BC Children’s Hospital and teams up with the D2D Destiny Foundation to host the Youth in Motion Virtual Charity Concert which raised over $116,000, bringing the Young Ambassador’s cumulative giving total to $2 million since they began fundraising in 2010.

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2020 Spirit of Children

From October 1 until October 31, 2020, receive 10% off of your entire purchase at Spirit Halloween, and a 10% matching donation will be donated to support the Child & Youth Therapeutic Services Program at BC Children’s Hospital.

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Powering Through Uncertain Times

As the Power Pioneers—a volunteer group comprised of BC Hydro retirees and their spouses—entered their 30th year of supporting BC Children’s Hospital, the province was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Determined to help, the Power Pioneers quickly rallied together to launch a fully virtual campaign in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Rapid Response Fund.

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BC Children's is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children

96,000

kids visit the hospital for specialized pediatric services each year

1,000+

researchers on our campus work tirelessly to discover new treatments

Overcoming remarkable odds

"Blayke may never be able to conquer Turner syndrome fully, but she fights every day to make sure it doesn’t stop her from being her." — Cassandra, Blayke's mom

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BCCH patient, Blayke

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